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Laura Ingraham Just Explained What Kanye Really Meant When He Said Slavery 'Sounds Like a Choice'

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On Monday, Kanye West stopped by the TMZ studios for a chat and ended up on the topic of slavery.

West said:
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... For 400 years? That sounds like a choice."
"You were there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally imprisoned."
The rapper's comments have understandably sparked a firestorm of criticism online. Except on Fox News, that is, where Laura Ingraham digged deep to defend West, explaining exactly what it was that he meant:

Ingraham said:

"I think I know what he was saying, I think he was saying people get imprisoned in the past and they use that to define themselves."

Her guest, Kevin Jackson, concurred, continuing where Ingraham left off:

"What I care about is that today we have young blacks who are taught that slavery is such a bad thing, it's -- for things that they haven't been through...the issue is we've got to get out of this mentality that everything in America is anti-black, relating back to something that's 150 years old. It's ridiculous."

Many fired back on Twitter: